Suffering from Bipolar Depression?
If you or someone you know is one of the 5.5 million Americans who suffer
from Bipolar Disorder (manic-depressive illness), there is good news:
Nexalin Can Help
- Sadly, an estimated 51% of individuals suffering with Bipolar Disorder are untreated in any given year
- Suicide is the number one cause of premature death among people suffering from this illness, with 15-17% taking their own lives as a result of negative symptoms that come from untreated illness
- Nexalin is safe, painless, effective, and non-invasive. Its warning label has four simple words: "No serious side effects"
- Nexalin is drug free and therefore has no risk of drug addiction
Bipolar Disorder (manic-depressive illness) is a neurobiological brain disorder that severely affects approximately 5.5 million Americans age 18 or older, or 2.6 percent of the adult population. Individuals diagnosed with manic-depressive illness, or bipolar disorder, have mood swings that alternate from periods of severe highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). These mood swings, which are out of proportion or totally unrelated to events in a person’s life, affect thoughts, feelings, physical health, behavior, and functioning. Although Bipolar Disorder usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood, it can sometimes start in early childhood or as late as age 40 or 50. Generally, people with Bipolar Disorder consult three to four doctors and spend more than eight years seeking treatment before they receive a correct diagnosis.
Suicide is the number one cause of premature death among people with Bipolar Disorder, with 15 percent to 17 percent taking their own lives as a result of negative symptoms that come from untreated illness. The extreme depression and psychoses that can result from lack of treatment are the usual culprits in these sad cases. These suicides rates can be compared to those of the general population, which are somewhere around one percent.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Although no single pattern of symptoms fits every individual with Bipolar Disorder, there are four distinct types of mood episodes that can occur over the course of the illness
Mania – Mania often begins with a pleasurable sense of heightened energy, creativity, and social ease – feelings that without proper medical treatment can quickly escalate out of control into a full-blown manic episode. People experiencing mania typically lack self-awareness, deny anything is wrong, and angrily blame anyone who points out a problem. In addition to feeling unusually “high,” euphoric, or irritable, the person also may exhibit symptoms such as:
- Needing little sleep yet having great amounts of energy
- Talking so fast that others can’t follow the person’s thinking
- Having racing thoughts
- Being so easily distracted that the individual’s attention
shifts between many topics in just a few minutes
- Having an inflated feeling of power, greatness or importance
- Doing reckless things without concern about possible bad
consequences, such as wildly spending money, engaging in
inappropriate sexual activity, making foolish business investments, or abusing substances
Hypomania – This is a milder form of mania with similar yet less severe symptoms and less overall impairment. In hypomania, for example, the individual may have an elevated mood, feel better than usual, and be more productive. These episodes often feel good, and the quest for hypomania may even cause people to stop taking their medication.
Depression – Depression takes away the capacity to experience pleasure, often causing profound sadness and irritability, changes in sleep patterns, a decrease in appetite, an inability to concentrate, low self-esteem, and thoughts of suicide. Severe Depression may include hallucinations or delusions.
Mixed Episode – This is perhaps the most disabling since an individual can experience both mania and depression simultaneously or at different times throughout the day.
How Nexalin Can Help
Nexalin Technology provides stimulation that
appears to positively affect the hypothalamus and associated brain structures
to adapt and alter the levels of neuropeptides, neurotransmitters, and
neuromodulators critical to maintaining normal mood behavior and brain
performance. This effect is long lasting in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder.
At the completion of Nexalin Therapy, it appears the hypothalamus has
either adapted to a new level of homeostasis or is in the process of
Nexalin Treatments are Simple
A patient is seated in a comfortable chair or on a table. Three contact pads are placed on the patient's head, one behind each ear in the mastoid area and a third on the forehead below the hairline. The Nexalin Certified Technician simply pushes a start button. The Nexalin device stays on for 40 minutes per session and turns itself off. Either one treatment a day or a group of several treatments per day may be suggested by your healthcare professional. It is that simple.